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3 Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Gift Cards

Gift cards are really popular this time of year. But when you buy one, I want to make sure you are protected. Is your gift card going to be emptied before you even use it? Gift cards sold off display racks at stores are becoming a hot target for scamsters ...

Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To this point, at least $1 billion has been stolen. And that's the floor, not the ceiling, ...

Watch out for this IRS phone scam

Watch out for this IRS phone scam

An ugly IRS phone scam is cheating people across America out of thousands. What look for and how to avoid it.

Important: Protect against the Anthem breach

Important: Protect against the Anthem breach

The Anthem security breach affects eighty million people, and it's the most harmful one in memory. Here are the steps you need to take now to make sure your information is safe.

Fake IRS Phone Scam Making the Rounds

In the leadup to April 15, scamsters are working overtime trying to get your money in a continuing phone scam. The Internal Revenue Service reports sophisticated IRS impostors are calling people and demanding immediate payment. In some cases they're also impersonating local law enforcement and threatening you with immediate arrest ...

Payday lenders spreading like wildfire

Payday lenders spreading like wildfire

There are now more payday lenders in America than there are McDonald’s. Why you should avoid payday loans.

 

5 Misleading Ads That Can Wipe Out Your Wallet

The motto of my show is "save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs." But what if you can’t recognize those ripoffs when you’re faced with alluring advertising pitches? Here are 5 kinds of misleading ads to watch out for. Pay your home off in half the time! You can pay ...

How To Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

While the credit bureaus sit on their hands when it comes to child identity theft, several states have legislation that give parents a tool to prevent it from happening to their child. When a child's identity is stolen, criminals can use their identity to buy homes, open new lines of ...

Don't Give Your Social Security Number at These Places

When should you give your Social Security number and when should you not? My rule on giving out my Social Security number is that I don't do it, unless I know it's absolutely, positively required for what I'm doing. Companies and institutions ask for our Social Security numbers like they're ...

Debt collectors illegally harrassing seniors

Debt collectors illegally harrassing seniors

A new study shows debt collectors are more often using illegal tactics when they harass senior citizens. Here are the lies they are telling, and what your rights are when they call you.

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